Media Contact

Elly Brtva
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
202-974-3416

PAHEF Joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement to Encourage Spending with a Purpose
Tweet

givingtuesdayeng112712Washington, D.C., November 27, 2012 – The Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) joins a unique blend of partners —charities, families, businesses and individuals— for #GivingTuesday, a movement to celebrate giving. Harnessing the collective power, PAHEF and others are working to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to give back to the charities and causes they support and help create a better world.

 

Read more: PAHEF Joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement to Encourage Spending with a Purpose

PAHO, PAHEF, and GWU Honor 2012 Malaria Champions of the Americas
Tweet

malaria-eng-posterWashington, D.C., November 9, 2012 – Three government-supported anti-malaria programs from Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay were recognized for their success in reducing the burden of malaria through improved diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance during the annual Malaria Day in the Americas Forum, held on Thursday, November 8. The winners were honored during an event marking the sixth annual Malaria Day in the Americas, through a collaborative effort between the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF), and George Washington University’s Center for Global Health (GWU).

The top Malaria Champion of the Americas award went to the National Malaria Control Program of Paraguay, which has reduced the burden of malaria by focusing on the elimination of local transmission and the use of a systematic model for testing, treating, and tracking malaria cases that emphasizes community volunteers, strategic supervision, support of personnel, assurance of quality services, and effective use of local resources. As of 2011, the number of malaria cases reported in Paraguay was down 99% compared with 2002. The country’s last malaria-related death was reported in 1989.

Read more: PAHO, PAHEF, and GWU Honor 2012 Malaria Champions of the Americas

PAHEF and PAHO Honor Brazilian Researchers for Excellence in Public Health Literature
Tweet

WASHINGTON, DC (September 18, 2012) – The article, Abortion in Brazil: A household survey using the ballot box technique (Aborto no Brasil: Uma pesquisa domiciliar com técnica de urna),published in the Brazilian journal Ciência & Saúde Coletiva (Vol. 15, 2010), was selected to receive the 2012 Fred L. Soper Award for Excellence in Health Literature. The award was presented last night to lead author Dr. Debora Diniz by Dr. Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, chair of the board of directors of the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF), and Dr. Mirta Roses Periago, director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

Read more: PAHEF and PAHO Honor Brazilian Researchers for Excellence in Public Health Literature

PAHEF and PAHO Honor Chilean for Excellence in Bioethics
Tweet

WASHINGTON, DC (September 18, 2012) – Dr. Juan Alberto Lecaros Urzúa, a Chilean bioethicist, was honored last night with the 2012 Manuel Velasco Suárez Award for Excellence in Bioethics for his proposal, A theoretical framework and a methodology for the application of principles of environmental bioethics. The award was jointly presented by Dr. Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, chair of the board of directors of the Pan American Health and Education Foundation, and Dr. Mirta Roses Periago, director of the Pan American Health Organization at a special event in Washington, DC. The award carries a grant of US$10,000 to support Dr. Urzúa’s proposed work.

Read more: PAHEF and PAHO Honor Chilean for Excellence in Bioethics

PAHEF and PAHO Honor Chilean Organization for Excellence in Voluntary Service in Health
Tweet

WASHINGTON, DC (September 18, 2012) – The Popular Education in Health Foundation (Fundación Educación Popular en Salud, EPES) of Chile was presented the 2012 Clarence H. Moore Award for Excellence in Voluntary Service last night. EPES received the award, which was jointly presented by Dr. Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, chair of the board of directors of the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF), and Dr. Mirta Roses Periago, director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), for its commitment to improving the quality, access, and fairness of health care for the poor, particularly women, and for the unwavering dedication of its volunteers to mobilize in support of its vision.

Read more: PAHEF and PAHO Honor Chilean Organization for Excellence in Voluntary Service in Health

PAHEF and PAHO Honor Distinguished Brazilian for Leadership in Inter-American Public Health
Tweet

WASHINGTON, DC (September 18, 2012) – Dr. Paulo Marchiori Buss, a Brazilian pioneer of public health partnerships, was honored last night as winner of the 2012 Abraham Horwitz Award for Excellence in Leadership in Inter-American Public Health. Presented by the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the award recognizes Dr. Buss’s lifetime commitment to public health, advocating for and addressing the social determinants of health (SDH) and health inequalities. It was presented by Dr. Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, chair of the PAHEF board of directors, and Dr. Mirta Roses Periago, PAHO director, at a special event in Washington, DC.

Read more: PAHEF and PAHO Honor Distinguished Brazilian for Leadership in Inter-American Public Health

PAHO and PAHEF Honor Innovative Public Health Figures for Advancing Health in the Americas
Tweet

leard-about2WASHINGTON, DC (September 17, 2012) – Four distinguished public health leaders and two nongovernmental organizations were honored last night during the fourth annual PAHO/PAHEF Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health. The awards, sponsored by the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), are held annually to recognize contributions in leadership, health literature, veterinary public health, voluntary service, bioethics, and universal health care in the Americas.

Last night’s event was attended by ministers of health, ambassadors, U.S. government officials, and representatives of organizations, foundations, advocacy groups, and private industry. The event took place concurrently with the 28th Pan American Sanitary Conference, which brings together ministers of health and other high-level health authorities from throughout the Western Hemisphere to set regional health priorities.

Read more: PAHO and PAHEF Honor Innovative Public Health Figures for Advancing Health in the Americas

Latin American Health Leaders to be Honored by PAHEF and PAHO
Tweet

today-isthedayWHAT: The annual PAHO/PAHEF Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health will be presented to public health leaders to recognize their contributions in the key areas of leadership, health literature, veterinary public health, voluntary service, bioethics, and universal health care. The awards are cosponsored by the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

WHEN: September 17, 2012. The 2012 PAHO/PAHEF Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health Program begins at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Hall of the Americas, Organization of American States, 17th Street NW at Constitution Avenue NW.

Read more: Latin American Health Leaders to be Honored by PAHEF and PAHO

PAHEF, ASHOKA Youth Venture, and MTV Latin America Announce Winning Active, Healthy Living Program in Puerto Rico
Tweet

WASHINGTON, DC (July 19, 2012) -The Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF), MTV Latin America, and ASHOKA Youth Venture Inc. have joined forces to mobilize Latin American youth to make a positive change in their communities by promoting active, healthy living through innovative programs to be implemented throughout the region. The newly created campaign, Active, Healthy Living in Latin America, aims to create awareness among teens about the benefits of incorporating healthy behaviors into their lifestyles. Today, they are announcing the selection of 30 original youth-venture programs to receive seed money and mentoring to launch their community-based projects.

Read more: PAHEF, ASHOKA Youth Venture, and MTV Latin America Announce Winning Active, Healthy Living...

 
A Sample of Recent PAHEF Projects in the Region
Sitemap